How cluster hiring can promote institutional change: Opinion


In a recent article for Inside Higher Ed, Elizabeth H Simmons and Becky R Petitt discuss the results of a cluster hiring initiative at their institution that focused on minority populations. Simmons and Petitt write on the importance of faculty engagement and enthusiasm, intentionally inviting minority faculty to participate in the process, and ensuring transparency around the cluster hiring plan. While some searches had to be repeated or took “time to jell,” the authors say that the initial results have been encouraging and the program is playing an important role in the university’s broader efforts toward equity, diversity, and inclusion. Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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